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CERN is Planning to Build a Much Larger Particle Collider. Much, Much, Larger.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, wants to build a particle collider that will dwarf the Large Hadron Collider…

5 months ago

The Large Hadron Collider has been Shut Down, and Will Stay Down for Two Years While they Perform Major Upgrades

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting a big boost to its performance. Unfortunately, for fans of ground-breaking physics, the…

6 months ago

Another Strange Discovery From LHC That Nobody Understands

"Enhanced strangeness production" surprises experimenters at LHC's ALICE experiment.

2 years ago

What are Leptons?

According to the Standard Model of Particle Physics, all matter is composed is hadrons (which are made up of elementary…

3 years ago

What is the Speed of Light?

Since the late 17th century, scientists have been attempting to measure the speed of light, with increasingly accurate results

3 years ago

Is A New Particle About To Be Announced?

The unexplained results from two separate experiments at the Large Hadron Collider point to the possible discovery of a new…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 405: Method Not Found

Last week we talked about knowledge, what we do and don’t know. This week we talk about questions which are…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 404: What We Know, What We Don’t Know and What We Can’t Know

There the things we know, the things we don't know, and the things we can't know. How do we know…

3 years ago

If You’re Going to Fall Into a Black Hole, Make Sure It’s Rotating

It's no secret that black holes are objects to be avoided, were you to plot yourself a trip across the…

3 years ago

What Are Alien Megastructures?

Did scientists find a giant alien structure around KIC 8462852? Probably not, but if they did, what would these structures…

3 years ago